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Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck


Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract. Coach Frank Reich called Ebron an "elite tight end."

The last time we saw Andrew Luck healthy (2016), the Colts used 2+ TE sets at the 3rd-highest rate in the NFL and had the 6th-highest target share to TEs.


04/01/18, 11:32 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.


04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.


04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.


04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)


04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.


04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.


04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.


04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.


04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.


03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.


03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.


03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.


03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.


03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.


03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.


03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.


03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.


03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track


DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans.
No surprise here, expect Derick Henry to be a lead back with 250+ touches, but they will bring in someone that will play the third-down, pass-catching role out of the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign someone like Jerick McKinnon or Rex Burkhead, or even Darren Sproles or Charles Sims. There are also plenty of options in the NFL draft, Henry won’t be a true “Bell Cow.”


03/09/18, 09:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

The Name Says It All


Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers have agreed to a 3yr extension worth $20.3M & 10M guaranteed.

Shanahan has found his big-play threat at a reasonable price. Goodwin caught 56 balls for 962 yards last season, but only had two TD’s. None of his six longest plays (33+ yards) were from Garoppollo so it leads me to believe they will still be looking for a top of the line WR, even with Garcon coming back from injury.


03/09/18, 09:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

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Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 15

 

 

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Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 16 - 10:39AM CT)

 

Cam Newton - Pyro Character

1.           Cam Newton (at SD) – There’s nothing like finding yourself in the fantasy playoffs with a running quarterback on a roll. Cam Newton put up the most fantasy points in the league over the last six weeks and has been the top point-getter in each of the last three. In that time, he’s thrown for 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions while also rushing for 330 yards and another four TDs. He’s averaged a massive 34.5 fantasy points (standard scoring) in his last three games and has all the confidence in the world right now. San Diego has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks over the last five weeks so there’s no reason to believe Newton won’t be able to keep up his torrid pace.


Drew Brees - Pyro Character

2.           Drew Brees (vs. TB) – Drew Brees hasn’t been the same fantasy stud that he was last year, but would you believe that even though he looks merely average this season, he’s still put up a career second-best fantasy points per game? Whether you’ve been unsatisfied with his performance or not, this will NOT be a game in which he disappoints. He continues to be an absolute monster at home this season averaging 292.2 yards, three touchdowns and 20.9 fantasy points per game. Considering how he shredded this Tampa Bay pass defense for 377 yards and four TDs earlier in the year, you have to believe a high-end QB1 type of day is on its way.


Tom Brady - Pyro Character

3.           Tom Brady (vs. SF, Sunday night) – It’s that time of the season here, folks. The time when Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots team turn up the juice in order to be in high-gear for the playoffs. Fantasy owners who know the Patriots knew this would be coming and made sure to draft at least a player or two on this team back in August. Those who didn’t, I’ll bet they won’t forget come draft day next season. What I’m trying to say here is that even though the Texans have a stout as hell defense—as the San Francisco 49ers do—there was no doubt in my mind that Brady would pick Houston apart last Monday night. Even if the ‘Niners are better than the Texans, it only means Brady and Belichick will push their offense that much harder.


Josh Freeman - Pyro Character

4.           Josh Freeman (at NO) – Big Josh Freeman has come back down to Earth a bit lately tossing up just four TDs, one INT and an average of 229 yards in the last three weeks. His completion percentage has been awful as well throwing at just a 49.5 percent clip in that time, but he’s never been known for his accuracy anyway. This week, none of that will matter. Freeman had his best game of the season against the Saints back in Week 7, and though I don’t believe he’ll be able to match 420 yards and three touchdowns, he should be able to have a QB1 type of day anyway.


Matt Ryan - Pyro Character

5.           Matt Ryan (vs. NYG) – It certainly wasn’t his finest performance of the season, but Matty Ice was able to put up top-ten numbers last week throwing for two touchdowns, one interception and his seventh 300-yard game of 2012 in the Falcons loss to the Panthers. This week doesn’t look like it will be much easier for Ryan going up against a hard-nosed New York Giants defense, but if you want to beat the defending champs; you’ll likely have to do it through the air, so fantasy owners have that going for them. Being indoors at this time of year is certainly a plus, as is the revenge factor seeing how the Giants knocked the Falcons out of the playoffs last season.


Peyton Manning - Pyro Character

6.           Peyton Manning (at Bal) – It wasn’t quite the performance fantasy owners were looking for last Thursday night against the lowly Oakland Raiders, but Peyton Manning still threw for a touchdown and an NFL record 70th 300-yard game of his career. This week he’ll take on a Baltimore Ravens defense that might get Ray Lewis back for the game, but his return will hardly make a difference in what Manning can do to this injury-depleted secondary. I’m not expecting the world here, as the Ravens have only allowed three QBs to throw for more than one TD this season and none to throw for three. However, they HAVE allowed four 300-yard games with three of them coming in Baltimore, so with Peyton and the Broncos still aiming for a first-round bye in the playoffs, I’m expecting Manning to take control and have a nice game.


Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

7.           Andy Dalton (at Phi, Thursday night) – Andy Dalton has not been as effective the last couple of games as he was before, but this prime-time matchup against a weak Eagles defense may be just the thing he needs to get his confidence and playoff hopes back on track. Over his last five games, Dalton has failed to throw for more than 230 yards but he does have 11 touchdowns compared to three interceptions during that time. However, all three of those INTs and just two of the TDs came in past two games. That being said, the Eagles have been very generous to opposing quarterbacks this year allowing two or more TD passes in 10 of their last 11 games, so this is a good opportunity for Dalton to get his mojo back up and running.  FINAL STATISTICS:  13-for-27 – 127 yards – 1 TD – 0 INTs  //  8 rushes - 18 yards - 1 TD

 

 

Eli Manning - Pyro Character

8.           Eli Manning (at Atl) – It looks like Eli is back playing with the big boys in the top ten on a permanent basis now after three high-quality games in a row. Last week against the Saints was one of his best this season, as he threw for 259 yards and four touchdowns in the Giants victory. Week 15 looks like it will be more of the same for Eli as he travels down to Atlanta to face yet another high-flying offensive team. If the Giants are going to keep up in this one, they’ll have to do so through the air, so look for Manning to be slinging it around quite a bit this Sunday.


Aaron Rodgers - Pyro Character

9.           Aaron Rodgers (at Chi) – It’s becoming more and more obvious how much Aaron Rodgers struggles without a full complement of receivers to throw to. It may have been snowy and slushy against the Detroit Lions last week, but weather has never stopped his super-fantasy abilities before, so his second game without a TD pass this season obviously has more to do the absence of Jordy Nelson than anything else. The bad news is that Rodgers is going up against the Chicago Bears, a team he not only has problems with, but who also happen to be one of the best in the league at shutting down the passing game. That being said, Aaron usually finds a way to overcome the odds, so even though this may not be his finest game of the season, I still believe he’ll come through with loew-end QB1 numbers.

 

Carson Palmer - Pyro Character

10.       Carson Palmer (vs. KC)



Quarterbacks 11-32

 

11.       Matthew Stafford (at Ari)


12.       Ben Roethlisberger (at Dal)


13.       Philip Rivers (vs. Car)


14.       Colin Kaepernick (at NE, Sunday night)


15.       Andrew Luck (at Hou)


16.       Matt Schaub (vs. Ind)


17.       Tony Romo (vs. Pit)


18.       Chad Henne (at Mia)


19.       Russell Wilson (at Buf)


20.       Brandon Weeden (vs. Was)


21.       Kirk Cousins (at Cle)


22.       Sam Bradford (vs. Min)


23.       Jay Cutler (vs. GB)


24.       Joe Flacco (vs. Den)


25.       Jake Locker (vs. NYJ, Monday night)


26.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. Jax)


27.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Sea)


28.       Nick Foles (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  16-for-33 – 182 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT  //  2 rushes - 5 yards - 0 TDs


29.       Mark Sanchez (at Ten, Monday night)


30.       Christian Ponder (at StL)


31.       Ryan Lindley (vs. Det)


32.       Brady Quinn (at Oak)

 


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11.       Matthew Stafford (at Ari) 

12.       Ben Roethlisberger (at Dal) 

13.       Philip Rivers (vs. Car)  

14.       Colin Kaepernick (at NE, Sunday night)

15.       Andrew Luck (at Hou)  

16.       Matt Schaub (vs. Ind) 

17.       Tony Romo (vs. Pit)  

18.       Chad Henne (at Mia) 

19.       Russell Wilson (at Buf)

20.       Brandon Weeden (vs. Was) 

21.       Kirk Cousins (at Cle)

22.       Sam Bradford (vs. Min) 

23.       Jay Cutler (vs. GB) 

24.       Joe Flacco (vs. Den) 

25.       Jake Locker (vs. NYJ, Monday night) 

26.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. Jax)

27.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Sea)

28.       Nick Foles (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  16-for-33 – 182 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT  //  2 rushes - 5 yards - 0 TDs

29.       Mark Sanchez (at Ten, Monday night) 

30.       Christian Ponder (at StL) 

31.       Ryan Lindley (vs. Det) 

32.       Brady Quinn (at Oak)